Category: Career Transitions

Moving Through Transition

Posted on 10/14/13 by Yvonne Lefort
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y work as a career consultant and intercultural trainer brings me into contact with many people in career and life transition. At UC Berkeley, where I have been working as a consultant and teaching a course called “Creating A Fulfilling Life in America,” I have met many international spouses and partners going through intercultural, career more »

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Finding A Job in America: Laura’s Story

Posted on 09/24/13 by Yvonne Lefort
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aura is from Barcelona, Spain and is 37 years old.  She first came to the US with her boyfriend three years ago. When she arrived, she was holding a fellowship that allowed her to work in the communications department at the Advanced Light Source in the Lawrence Berkeley Lab (LBL).  After that, she returned to more »

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42 Tips for Turbocharging Your Career

Posted on 01/09/13 by Yvonne Lefort
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A new year brings fresh perspective on your current job and an invitation to evaluate your career progress and path.  Use these 9 Lives for Women New Year’s tips to energize your career!

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5 Ways to Probe A Company’s Culture

Posted on 11/19/12 by Yvonne Lefort
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If you’re thinking about working for a new company, make sure that you explore the company’s culture to see if it’s a good fit for you. Many people fail at new jobs because of poor fit. A company’s culture is hard to gauge from the outside, so here are some tips on how to find out more »

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Right Mindset Critical to Landing A Job

Posted on 09/26/12 by Yvonne Lefort
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Having the right mindset may be the key to getting hired by your next employer.  Learn more about the 3Gs of a winning mindset.

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Work skills you’ll need to survive the ‘conceptual age’

Posted on 09/19/12 by Yvonne Lefort
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What is the most important leadership quality for the future? Creativity! Read this article on why employees of the future will need right-brained skills to be successful in the workplace.

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Telephone interviews from HR

Posted on 09/14/12 by Yvonne Lefort
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This article gives some good tips on preparing for a telephone interview by someone from HR. Click here to read.

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Dual-Track Couples in Academia

Posted on 09/06/12 by Yvonne Lefort
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On June 28, 2012, UC Berkeley held a PhD Colloquium on Dual-Track Couples, and I was invited to speak on this topic. Over 70% of PhDs are in dual-career relationships. This “Two Body” problem adds to the stress and uncertainty caused by the already challenging academic job search process. The purpose of the colloquium was more »

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Tips for Non-Awkward Informational Interviews

Posted on 09/06/12 by Yvonne Lefort
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Here are some good tips on getting the most out of informational interviews and making the process simple.

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Reaching out to recruiters on Linkedin

Posted on 09/06/12 by Yvonne Lefort
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If using recruiters is going to be part of your job search strategy, check out these tips on how to reach out to them using Linkedin.

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